Russian Phrases (In progress)

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Russian Phrases (In progress)
2014-07-15 22:39:40
Russian Language Phrases Vocabulary Grammar

Russian phrases with grammar notes from "The New Penguin Russian Course" by Nicholas J. Brown with extra phrases via Google Translate. (This card set is a work in progress.)
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  1. Простите, mой русский язык ограничен.
    • (pra-STEE-tye, moy ROO-skee YAH-zik o-gra-NEE-chen)
    • 'I'm sorry. My Russian is limited.'
  2. что это?
    • (shto e-TA)
    • 'What is that (this)?'
  3. это чай?
    • (e-TA chay)
    • 'It is tea?'
  4. вот он. / вот оно.
    • (vot on / ah-NO)
    • 'There he (it) is.'
  5. где чай?
    • (g-DYE chay)
    • 'Where is the tea?'
    • Lit. 'Where tea?'
  6. Простите, это вино?
    • (pra-STEE-tye e-TA vee-NO)
    • 'Excuse me, is this the wine?
    • The 'это (object)' construction is the same for either the question or the answer, only differing in punctuation, essentially 'This wine?' 'This wine.'
    • Russian also has no present form of 'to be' such as 'is' and no articles such as 'an' or 'the'.
  7. "спасибо." "пожалуйста."
    • (spa-SEE-ba ... pa-ZHAL-sta)
    • 'Thank you.' 'You're welcome / Don't mention it."
  8. простите, как вас зовут?
    'Excuse me, what is your name?"
  9. Вы меня понимаете?
    'Do you understand me?'
  10. Вы говорите по-русски?
    'Do you speak Russian?'
  11. Меня зовут Джон.
    'My name is John.'
  12. Очень приятно
    'Very pleasant (nice) (to meet you).
  13. Вы знаете, где Джон?
    'Do you know where John is?'
  14. Где вы живете?
    'Where do you live?'
  15. Я живу в Америке.
    'I live in America.'
  16. Не курить.
    'No smoking.'